Running Start for School

Get a Running Start for School!

The goal of Running Start for School is to ensure that every child is prepared to learn and succeed by providing free school supplies to students most in need. In these tough economic times, many families that live in Olmsted County struggle to purchase school supplies for their children. This year over 8,300 students in Olmsted County may need our help with getting a backpack and school supplies for school year 2015/2016!

School Supplies Needed List - by July 24!



WE NEED VOLUNTEERS - get active and participate

Collection Partners

Check out our 2015 CHAMPIONS! Our Champions, including Y-105 and Townsquare Media and all of our collection partners help make Running Start for School a successful collection by giving back to the community.

Events Page

Make sure you check out our events - click here


You can help by donating money to buy backpacks and school supplies. Please include "Running Start for School" in the Contribution Note.

Eligibility for Free School Supplies

To receive free school supplies, your family must be eligible for free or reduced lunch. Click here for more information about free school supplies.

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